One of the toughest choices couples face during the wedding process is where to take that much-anticipated honeymoon. Being a once-in-a-lifetime getaway, it’s a decision not to be taken lightly.
Whether you’re the type of couple that wants to explore an exotic destination, experience otherworldly food and architecture, or simply relax on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, we’ve got you covered with what we believe to be the top 5 honeymoon destinations.
These are the world’s most romantic, exciting, untapped, and visually stunning places to visit with your soulmate.
1- Bora Bora:
Bora Bora has it all: crystal-clear waters, picturesque mountains, overwater bungalows, and a coral reef swirling with colorful fish.
Hike the extinct volcano at the center of the island, snorkel through the technicolor coral gardens, charter a helicopter to take you around towering Mount Otemanu, then touch down on a neighboring island for a tour of a black pearl or vanilla bean farm, or just lounge in the lap of luxury at one of the numerous five-star hotels of this small Pacific isle.
No wonder it was voted one of the best islands in the world by US News and World Report!
2- Siena, Italy:
Architecture buffs, you’ve found your honeymoon destination! While many heads for Venice, Florence, and Rome, Siena makes for a quieter post-wedding vacation. It’s one of Italy’s best-preserved medieval communities that has remained largely unchanged for the past 800 years. So it’s perfect for couples seeking a slice of the past right in the southern Tuscany.
Siena streets function like a massive open-air museum of Romanesque and Gothic design with romantic places, narrow streets, steep alleys, a treasure trove of Renaissance art, and fine wines.
With its stunning green, red, and white facade, the Duomo is the iconic landmark of the city, but the Palazzo Pubblico, Piazza del Campo, and towering Torre del Mangia all belong on your list of to do’s on this romantic trip. Take a break in between sights to take in a bite at one of the street side cafes or an afternoon glass of red wine.
Cambodia may not be the first country that springs to mind when you think honeymoon, but if you want a post-wedding trip that blends the quintessential fly and flop with some culture and history, this is the perfect destination.
Encompassing more than 400 acres of intricately carved towers, temples, and grand statuary, the Wat is an icon of Cambodia, but it’s far from the only reason to visit. Ignoring its smattering of tropical islands, sweeping landscapes, jaw-dropping nature and affordable luxury is an injustice.
Cambodia is a riot of new sights, sounds, and smells. A place where ancient ways and the modern world blend and mingle into a spectacular and singular experience with stunning isolated spots to spend some special time together with your soulmate.
Arts-loving newlyweds, prepare yourself for the wonders of this often-ignored central European country where Mozart was born. An Austrian honeymoon is much like a dream come true.
Set against cresting alpine summits, Austria is home to beautiful examples of baroque palaces and sky-kissing cathedrals, winding art galleries and formidable fortresses. The zig-zag alpine roads will please you with the views of meadows and the snow-capped Alps.
Spend time in the luxurious capital city to start with wines, drives, and buzzing nightlife, and then head out to the highlands for a more countryside experience.
If originality is the name of your honeymoon game, then look no further than one of the most ‘other’ destinations in the world: Japan, land of the rising sun. Known for its charming natural attractions, clean spotless streets, sprawling cities and tasty cuisine.
Where else could you experience ancient traditions, learn the arts of the tea ceremony, wear kimonos while enjoying impeccable hospitality, and fantastic accommodation from deluxe hotels at the top of towering city skyscrapers? Add to this ultra-modern cities and gardens filled with cherry blossoms.
For the zen side of things, make your way to Kyoto, where the city’s hundreds of shrines and temples are like taking a step back in time. Make it a spa trip by visiting one of the country’s thousands of natural volcanically-warmed hot springs known as onsen, or spend your days in Tokyo.
Have you already decided where to travel? Do you have other cool ideas to share with those in the search of a honeymoon destination? Tell us in the comments and share this post with your friends! Oh, and don’t forget to keep us in mind if you’ve decided to go for a beach escape - We’ve got so many white one-pieces and bikinis!